Attala Co, MS – Will Yates Critically Injured in Accident on MS-35Mississippi Legal News
Attala Co, MS (April 2, 2021) – A worker from the Mississippi Department of Transportation was injured after being hit by a pickup truck in Attala County on Sunday, March 28.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported that 34-year-old Will Yates of Winona, Mississippi was working to clear some trees from MS-35, outside of Carmack, at the time of the crash. At around 6 a.m. that morning, Yates was reportedly hit by a 2007 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by 63-year-old Bruce Denson of Milwaukee. The injured victim was sent flying nearly 40 feet.
Yates reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the collision. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital – Attala before being airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Yates is reportedly in intensive care for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Will Yates and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in Mississippi
As a pedestrian, you have every right to use the road. Unfortunately, many drivers do not look out for those traveling on foot and cause catastrophic accidents. Mississippi has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the nation, despite making up some of the lowest volumes of pedestrian traffic. In 2018, a pedestrian was killed in a collision every 88 minutes on average, contributing to 5,977 deaths that year.
Pedestrians are at a serious disadvantage when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle and are more likely to suffer from life-threatening injuries. Unlike those traveling in passenger cars, pedestrians have little protection from the full impact of an accident, and the resulting injuries can be life-changing. Drivers are required to yield the right of way and share the road with pedestrians. A Mississippi pedestrian injury lawyer can help recover financial compensation for your injuries after being hit by a negligent driver.
Few people expect to be seriously injured in a Mississippi pedestrian accident, but thousands of pedestrians are injured across the state each year and require help to pursue legal compensation for their damages. Many injured parties are unsure of how to seek compensation for their injuries after an accident. The legal team at Germany Law Firm PLLC is here to fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Give our offices a call today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case with a qualified Mississippi personal injury lawyer.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.